Moda Center will host a matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers (108.3 PPG), the NBA's top shot blocking team, and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Trail Blazers currently hold a 22-5 record and are looking to continue their great season. Over the last 10 games, they have looked great, going 8-2 during that span. As for the Pelicans, they can gain some ground on the rest of the pack with a win, entering with a record of 11-13. This game is scheduled to start at 10:00 pm EST and FSN-NO and KGW will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Trail Blazers are expecting better results after their 120-109 loss to the Timberwolves. Damian Lillard was the game's leading scorer, scoring 36 points. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are coming off a 108-95 loss to the Clippers. However, Anthony Davis played well, posting his 10th double-double so far this season with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
New Orleans should figure to minimize miscues in this matchup. They rank second in the NBA at avoiding errors (TO% of 13.2%). Meanwhile, Portland forces the fewest mistakes in the league, with just 14.1% of opponents' possessions ending in a turnover.
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